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Thread poster: Andrzej Lejman

Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
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Oct 27, 2006

with less than 2 (or better 3) agrees and respectively 2 or more disagrees.
This would minimize some silly entries with one "agree" only, when neither the Asker nor the Answerer have no the slightest idea on the topic.



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transparx  Identity Verified
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but... Oct 28, 2006

the number of agrees or disagrees is not always and necessarily a good indicator of how good or bad an answer is...

[Edited at 2006-10-28 01:31]

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Heike Behl, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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counterproductive Oct 28, 2006

Although I can understand your position, IMO this would be a rather counterproductive measure. More common and easier terms usually receive more agrees than rather obscure terms, which thus might never be included in the glossary. IMO, however, these obsure terms are more important to enter.

Also, most people look only at and provide feedback for the most recent questions. What if the correct answer is given 12 hours after the question was posted? The chances to receive agrees get slimmer and slimmer. In other words, answers posted within the first couple of hours have statistically a much higher chance of receiving agrees and thus being entered in the glossary, whether they're correct or not.

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